Easy Curry Butternut Squash Noodles

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Easy Curry Butternut Squash Noodles

Easy Curry Butternut Squash Noodles

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This easy, meatless weeknight dish will be a huge hit with the whole family. A delicious curry sauce over tender butternut squash noodles and tons of vegetables! Add a protein of choice to make this a heartier main dish!

Easy Curry Butternut Squash Noodles

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Easy Curry Butternut Squash Noodles

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • Curry Sauce:
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh Ginger grated
  • 2 garlic cloves. Mined
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste *see notes
  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt more to taste
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 1 large butternut squash about 3 cups noodles
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro for garnish
  • 1 lime sliced into wedges for garnish
  • 1 red chili pepper sliced thin for garnish
  • Optional: 1cup fresh spinach


  • Make the Sauce: Heat ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin, and green curry paste on medium heat for 1 minutes. Add coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce, coconut sugar and sea salt. Whisk to combine. Bring sauce ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Once at a boil, lower the heat to low, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add peppers, onions, and sea salt.
  • Sauté until onions turn translucent and the peppers have started to softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add butternut squash and sauté for an additional 5-7 minutes. If adding the spinach, add at the end and toss until wilted.
  • Place butternut zoodles, peppers, and onions in a large serving bowl. Pour curry sauce over the veggies. Garnish with cilantro, scallions, and red chili pepper if using. Serve warm!


* This dish isn’t very spicy, but has a kick. If you don’t like spicy food, start with 1/4 teaspoon green curry paste and add more to taste while the sauce is cooking!
* You can add any veggies to this dish that you have on hand! Potatoes, carrots, corn, spinach, etc. If you add vegetables, add them along with the peppers and onions with the exception of dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale. Add the leafy greens once the butternut squash has cooked for at least 5 minutes and cook the leafy green just until it starts to wilt. If added before, the greens will be overcooked.

Easy Curry Butternut Squash Noodles

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Karen M says:
In the NOTES section, you list Steps 5 and 6 but they are not in the recipe. And spaghetti is mentioned but not in the recipe. Can you please explain?
Debi says:
I think she meant step 3, and not spaghetti squash but butternut squash. But, I agree the recipe needs to be accurate before posting.
Meaghan says:
Thanks, Debi! The recipe has been updated.
Meaghan says:
The mention of Spaghetti Squash was a typo that has been fixed. And those notes have been adjusted to clarify!
Irla Irwin says:
I'm not a fan of full fat coconut milk. What can I use as a substitute?
Debi says:
I have used a coconut drink made by ALPRO. It is in a pour box similar to what almond milk and soy milk come in, but the one I have is square not rectangular. It is blue and white with a coconut on the front. Lower calories, less fat, but not as creamy. It is made with Coconut milk and rice. Mine has the Vegan stamp on it too. I am in Spain so mine is in Spanish but I am sure you can probably get this in the US. Good luck.
Meaghan says:
Just use your favorite milk alternative! We haven't made this dish with another type of milk, but we always encourage experimenting.
Debbie says:
Do you spiralize the butternut squash when raw?
Joan Westaway says:
Thanks for this cos it sounds lovely! Q: The Butternut squash is listed as noodles in the ingredients... is it supposed to stay raw in the hot liquid? Or cooked? Q: Also spagetti squash appears in the instructions... typo? Went looking!
Meaghan says:
In the instructions, you can see that you sauté the Butternut Squash noodles for 5-7 minutes with the onions. And yes, that was a typo - it has been updated! Thank you!
Anonymous says:
This dish sounds amazing and looks gorgeous!! I am thinking tonight's dinner....?
Meaghan says:
You're going to love it!
Irla says:
Thanks Meghan, I will definitely try this recipe using almond milk.
Meaghan says:
Fabulous! Let us know how it turns out!
Nicole Sabo says:
I recently purchased the Inspirlizer and was so excited to make this dish. I went to spiralize my butternut squash on D setting and it didn't cut the butternut squash, it made it into ribbons. I purchased the Inspirlizer on amazon, could I have possibly got a defective unit?
Meaghan says:
Hi, Nicole! Email me - meaghan@inspiralized.com - I am always happy to help you troubleshoot!
Danielle says:
The photo of the butternut squash being spiralized shows it cut into disks - is that a good way to do it vs sticking the long neck on her n one piece? Also, is there a way to spiralize the bulb end (part w/the seeds)? Thanks! Looks so yummy!!
Meaghan says:
Great question! You'll want to slice your vegetables in half if they’re wider than 3″ in diameter and longer than 10″. It offers better leverage when spiralizing and makes the whole process more manageable. Always cut that bulb end off your butternut squash before spiralizing - when you're at the market, look for butternut squash with a nice, long, thick neck. We don't recommend spiralizing the end with the seeds - it will make a mess and because of the softer flesh, it won't yield those nice, sturdy noodles you're looking for.
Anonymous says:
which blade did Lexi use to make the noodles?
Lisy says:
Which blade did Lexi use to make the noodles?
Meaghan says:
For spaghetti noodles, use blade D!
Such a nice recipe! Can I omit the fish sauce to make this vegan-friendly?
Meaghan says:
Yes! You can also use dried shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce to mimic similar flavors!
Jackie Robinson says:
hi there - it looks a yummy recipe. thanks for the tips on spiralizing butternut. I guess with carrots too we should cut in half maybe before spiralizing. I STILL wish the Inspiralizer was available in SOUTH AFRICA:-(
Meaghan says:
If the carrot is large enough, yes! Thanks for your support!
Katie says:
Would I be able to sub the coconut sugar with honey? If so, what might the conversion rate be?
Thaddeus D says:
"5-7" minutes of sauté will not subdue the fearsome butternut squash noodle. Leather shoelaces, for example, will still be more pliable than these "noodles". Might want to try baking them in the oven, first. Taste? Okay. Texture? Slightly softened, uh, chop sticks?
Meaghan says:
Try cooking a little longer if you prefer them softer. Thank you for your honest feedback!

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